Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept officially unveiled image

Mercedes-Benz has recently unveiled the brand new GLA Concept, ahead of its public debut scheduled for the 2013 Shanghai Motor Show.

After seeing it on the road with a lot of camouflage, a couple of times, the Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept is now being placed into the spotlights in an official way, this time with the German based automaker officially pulling the wraps off its body. The model is previewing a production crossover and it has a bulging hood, roof rails, muscular wheel arches, protection plates under the bumpers, a large front grille, a raked windscreen, 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in 255/45 tires and more.

The Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept is based on the new A-Class generation and it has 4.38 meters (172.4 inches) in length, 1.97 meters (77.6 inches) in width and 1.57 meters (61.8 inches) in height, riding on a 2.69 meters (106.3 inches) wheelbase. The GLA Concept is taking its power from a 2.0 liter turbocharged gasoline engine, the same one fitted onto the new A250, which is developing a total output of 211 HP (155 kW). The unit is mated to a 7G-DCT dual clutch transmission and power is being sent to all the wheels through a 4MATIC AWD system. The production version might be unveiled in Frankfurt, in September.

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